Art and Design Courses
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This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and reflects a growing interest in games design and animation - digital, cgi or traditional stop-motion. It is designed to enable you to progress to university and develop your expertise in preparation for a career in the industry. The course makes use of London's great resources with visits to industry shows, theatres, films and museums.

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  • About the Course

    You will work in our amazing multimedia suites, gaining experience in 3D modelling, rigging, level design, asset and character development, and introductory programming.

    You will use industry-standard software including Maya, Mudbox, Unity, After Effects, and Photoshop.

    We believe that students need to be engaged in every aspect of this subject and foster imaginative skills to feedback on their design work - and we also want the course to be fun!

    The course is taught by industry professional animation and games design lecturers.

    You will study:

    • Visual recording in art and design
    • Materials, techniques, and processes in art and design
    • Ideas and concepts in art and design
    • Communication through art and design
    • Contextual influences in art and design
    • Image manipulation using computer applications
    • Typefaces and letter forms
    • 3D animation
    • 2D animation production
    • Computer game engines


    In the second year, you will work on your own projects, developing games elements and animated sequences.

    This flexible approach builds a solid foundation for further study or employment, while enabling you to develop a specialised programme of study according to your own interests.

    Your student learning adviser will guide and support you throughout your course and in the second year you will receive guidance for university applications.

    This course leads to a UAL Diploma in Year 1 followed by a UAL Extended Diploma in Year 2.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees


  • Entry Requirements

    4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 or a merit or distinction at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. We will ask to see a portfolio of your work when you come to college for your interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Higher National Diploma (HND) or BA (Hons) degree at university, or relevant employment.

  • Assessment Method

    The course is continuously assessed throughout the two years. In the final term of the course a final major project is assessed, examined and assessed externally.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Interactive Media)


Catharine Frediani
Photography and Digital Imaging

“I really like to stay creative in my personal life as well as at work and I try to exhibit my artwork at least once a year.”

Catharine Frediani

Cherica Haye
L3 Art and Design

Since leaving West Thames College, Cherica has worked with Jaguar Land Rover and most recently luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce designing the car interiors.

Cherica Haye
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